What I’m Wearing: The I Don’t Have Time for Outfit Pics Edition


I think I’ve mentioned that it’s cold outside.  Couple that with the fact that it’s the holidays and my energy and time has been wrapping up an insanely busy work season, shopping, wrapping up actual gifts, cooking and spending what limited time I have left with my family, I just haven’t had time for outfit photos.  I’m sorry if I’m letting you down!

I hope this solution makes up for it. Here’s a compilation of one of my favorite outifts from last week.  It’s not the original outfit since some of the pieces aren’t available anymore, but it’s probably a much cuter version (and if I will it hard enough, maybe this bag will become mine).

Pear Shaped Pointer: Throw a silky blouse under your sheath dress to add an extra layer of warm.  Throw your favorite statement necklace on the outside, add a fun blazer and your outfit is complete.  And the layers will help you get from the freezing outdoors to cold conference rooms to a toasty warm restaurants.

Dress: J.Crew Factory // Blouse: Mango // Necklace: J.Crew (30% off right now) // Tights: Spanx // Shoes: J.Crew Factory // Blazer: J.Crew Factory // Bag: ZAC Zac Posen // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Style Crush: Gray Matter


I saw this picture of Olivia Palermo wearing this gray skirt and camel boots and it cemented (pun intended) my love for all things gray this season.  It’s such a neutral color you can do whatever you want with it.  I’m partial to a monochromatic look with just a pop of color with a bag or heels.  I also love what’s happening with gray denim right now.  If my thighs would allow, I would wear those all week and just turn around the top for a new look everyday.  Since this pear shape doesn’t have the confidence to rock the gray jeans, I’ll opt for this gray skirt with a gray sweater and camel boots when the weather gets colder.  I’ve never looked forward to gray days ahead this much!

Equipment blouse / Pim & Larkin necklace /  Zara skirt / Mango coat / Kate Spade boots / Zara sweater / Naturalizer pumps / Topshop dress / J. Crew bag /  J. Crew bracelet / Bailey for J.Crew hat / Rebecca Minkoff bag / Alternative pullover /  Ciate nailpolish / Loft sweatshirt


Mixing It Up: Theory Leather Trim Blazer Four Ways

Lanai blazer

I recently found this Theory blazer on sale at Nordstrom and was floored.  It’s still available full price at so many other retailers! And it’s my favorite style in the most flattering fit (also seen here in white)!  I had to invest (and subsequently hunt down more colors on ebay where I landed an emerald green version that is soon to be featured on the blog).  This blazer is so slimming, so flattering and so versatile that I know I will wear it a million ways to Wednesday.  Here are just a few of the options.  I can’t wait to show you how I’ve styled it!

Theory blazer (full price in more sizes here and here)

Work: Pants: Mango / Top: Mango / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Bag: Mackage

Brunch (or another work look, let’s be honest): Skirt Aritzia / Top: Aritzia / Bag: Tory Burch / Booties: Vince Camuto

Party: Skirt: Alice & Olivia / Cami: J. Crew / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Clutch: Mango

Shopping: Jeans: Current/Elliott / Shoes: Chinese Laundry / Tank: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff